Pennsylvania Highlands Coalition Hosts Webinar: Power Lines, Pipelines and Protected Lands

On Friday, July 17th, the Pennsylvania Highlands Coalition hosted its first webinar program, “Power Lines, Pipelines and Protected Lands: Standing up for Places in the Path of Energy Transmission.”

  You can listen to a recording of the discussion here.

Rob Marmet, a Senior Energy Policy Analyst at the Piedmont Environmental Council, discussed his work opposing Dominion and Allegheny Power’s Trans-Allegheny Interstate (TrAIL) transmission line in Virginia and also provided updates on current and anticipated proposals and their impact on protected lands.  Kate Gonick, Director of Land Protection and In-House Counsel at Lancaster Conservancy, discussed challenges posed by the Williams Transco Central Penn Line, which is proposed to cut through high-value conserved lands in Lancaster County. A discussion about the implications of current energy infrastructure proposals for protected lands in the Highlands region followed the presentations.

To read more about Rob Marmet’s work, please see the Piedmont Environmental Council here:

To read more about Kate Gonick’s work, please see the Lancaster Conservancy website:

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